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HBO Go Could Go Cable-less

Written by Jeremy Shane on Friday, March 22 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

HBO Go Could Go Cable-less

Everyone is running this story even though nothing official is happening, so I feel like I need to as well. I caved.

Source: Reuters

   So, many a Game of Thrones fan has begged for HBO Go, a service that provides show streaming of HBO programs to various platforms.  As it stands now though, you have to have a subscription to HBO through your cable provider to make use of the service as it stands however.

   During a premier for season three of Game of Thrones, Richard Plepler was asked about their Go service perhaps breaking out of that mold and being offered up as a stand alone service.   Despite saying that HBO currently "has the right model", the fact that he added "maybe HGO Go, with our broadband partners, could evolve, " has made everyone run wild with the story that this is in fact happening.

   He did knock around the idea that the service could be bundled with broadband service, so that the cable companies wouldn't get cut out of the picture.  This does sound like an idea they may be working on, especially considering HBO has already begun offering a streaming only service in Scandinavia, but I wouldn't get your hopes up in time for this season of Game of Thrones.  Considering how many different cable companies they would have to work with, it might not even be something we see before season four.


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About the Author - Jeremy Shane

Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea.  Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California.  When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead.  Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim.  If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.


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